T.V. Munson & the Texas Grape Legacy: How Did Things Get This Screwed Up?

T.V. Munson & the Texas Grape Legacy: How Did Things Get This Screwed Up? Last week, I read Ron Saikowski’s story on the Courier of Montgomery website (Courier article on T.V. Munson) titled “History in the making during Texas Wine Month”. In this article, he discussed perhaps the highest point…

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What You Can Do for Texas Native Plant Week – October 18-24, 2015

What You Can Do for Texas Native Plant Week – October 18-24, 2015 Reprinted from October 2015 Hyde Park Newsletter Native Texas plants in gardens, landscaping and habitats help sustain nature at a time when the “wild and natural” are disappearing. These plants help sustain a healthy ecosystem by supporting a…

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When Two Galaxies Collide: Texas Beer is Aged In Texas Red Wine Barrels

When Two Galaxies Collide: Texas Beer is Aged In Texas Red Wine Barrels New Braunfels Brewing Company – The Farmhouse Program According to a recent news release, “Sangre de Shiva is the best expression of the soul of what New Braunfels Brewing Company stands for. Not quite a wine, not exclusively a…

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Wine Class – Exciting Texas Wines: Know How & Where to Find Them

Wine Class – Exciting Texas Wines: Know How & Where to Find Them by James King, Texas Wine School I am so happy to have the foremost independent Wine Expert on Texas Wines and Wineries, Dr. Russ Kane to be teaching this class. I am sure the lucky 14 who…

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Tomorrow’s the Night for Iron Sommelier Competition in Houston

Tomorrow’s the Night in Houston: The Periwinkle Foundation Hosts Houston’s Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting Iron Sommelier Presented by AutoSol®  (Photos presented are from 2014 Iron Sommelier event) WHAT: Houston’s finest sommeliers will be put to the test for the title of Iron Sommelier in the city’s premier wine competition…

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Standing at the Crossroads (Part III – What you can do) – Adaptive Variety Selection and the Uncertain Role of Imidacloprids in the future of Southern Grape Culture

Standing at the Crossroads (Part III – What you can do) – Adaptive Variety Selection and the Uncertain Role of Imidacloprids in the future of Southern Grape Culture By: R.L. Winters, Fairhaven Vineyards Master Horticulturist/Ampelographer Fairhaven American Hybrid Research Foundation [VT – Please welcome back VintageTexas guest blogger R.L. Winters…

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WST Provides $7,000 in Wine/Grape Scholarships for Texans in 2015

The Wine Society of Texas Announces Scholarship Grant Program Awards totaling $7,000 for assistance in wine and winery education, internship or field study in Texas, and research work as it pertains to grape growing. The Wine Society of Texas (WST), a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization, announced that it is awarding…

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Standing at the Crossroads (Part II) – Adaptive Variety Selection and the Uncertain Role of Imidacloprids in the future of Southern Grape Culture

STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS (Part II) ADAPTIVE VARIETY SELECTION AND THE UNCERTAIN ROLE OF IMIDACLOPRIDS IN THE FUTURE OF SOUTHERN GRAPE CULTURE   By: R.L. Winters, Fairhaven Vineyards Master Horticulturist/Ampelographer Fairhaven American Hybrid Research Foundation [VT – Please welcome back VintageTexas guest blogger R.L. Winters in this three part blog on the…

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Standing at the Crossroads (Part I): Adaptive Variety Selection & the Uncertain Role Imidacloprids in the future of Southern Grape Culture

STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS (Part I)  ADAPTIVE VARIETY SELECTION AND THE UNCERTAIN ROLE OF IMIDACLOPRIDS IN THE FUTURE OF SOUTHERN GRAPE CULTURE   By: R.L. Winters, Fairhaven Vineyards Master Horticulturist/Ampelographer Fairhaven American Hybrid Research Foundation [VT – Please welcome back VintageTexas guest blogger R.L. Winters in this three part blog on the…

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It’s A Fine Wine Harvest in Texas This Year – Could be the Biggest!

It’s A Fine Wine Harvest in Texas This Year – Could be the Biggest! Early in the year, I kept getting inquiries from friends and associates in the wine business asking about the impact of the rainy spring weather in the Texas hill country. I’d just say, “So far, what I’m…

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